NBC has cancelled struggling freshman comedy series Animal Practice after airing only 5 episodes. The peacock has announced that the second season of Whitney will assume the 8pm Wednesday night time-slot as of November 14th.
Created by Alex Tanaka and Brian Gatewood, Animal Practice followed George Coleman (Justin Kirk), a top-dog New York veterinarian. who loves the animals he cares for, but hates their owners and has been described as House set in as veterinary practice. The comedy series stars Justin Kirk, Tyler Labine, Bobby Lee and Amy Huberman.
Despite premiering to decent numbers in August, subsequent episodes of the series have seen significant declines in the ratings, with last night’s episode pulling in a mere 3.8 million viewers and a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo in live+same day. Animal Practice earns the honor of becoming the second series of the new fall season to be quickly cancelled. The other series, CBS’ Made In Jersey, was cancelled last week due to similarly low ratings.
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